Google eyes emerging markets networks

Google has become deeply involved in a series of projects to build and operate wireless networks in emerging markets including sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, a report said Friday.

MYO armband to muscle into computer control (w/ video)

(Phys.org) —"Wave goodbye to camera-based gesture control." That is the confident directive coming from a one-year-old Waterloo, Ontario, startup called Thalmic Labs. The company is prepared to ship its next batch of wearable-computing ...

Smart cars could break into mainstream

Traditionally, consumers have largely selected cars on the basis of size, color, power and price. But increasingly two new factors are influencing their choice: The kind of wireless connection it has and the kinds of mobile ...

High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab

The folks who brought you laptop trackpads, voice-activated smartphones and touch-screen tablets are dreaming up new ways for users to interact with technology through wearable, fashionable gadgets.

Bioengineers introduce "Bi-Fi": The biological Internet

(Phys.org)—If you were a bacterium, the virus M13 might seem innocuous enough. It insinuates more than it invades, setting up shop like a freeloading houseguest, not a killer. Once inside it makes itself at home, eating ...

Security experts warn of risky attacks on tech-loaded cars

(Phys.org) -- Now that tiny computers and electronic communications systems are being designed into cars, hackers can look toward the car, like the PC, as potential roadkill. If cars are to become computers on wheels, a number ...

Apple wants billions from Samsung in patent fight

Apple told a US court Tuesday it will seek damages of more than $2.5 billion from Samsung in a patent infringement case accusing the South Korean firm of copying the iPhone and iPad maker.

Marvell's wireless chip set to raise connection fever

(Phys.org) -- Marvell is rolling out a new wireless chip that is an all in one wireless connectivity package. The Avastar 88W8897 combines 802.11ac, Near Field Communication (NFC), and Bluetooth in one die. This is described ...

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